Monday, April 18, 2011

Isolation, Arch of Triumph, Barcelona

Skater, Arc de Triomf, Barcelona [enlarge]
Like a ghost wandering through passers-by along Passeig de Lluis Companys, just in front of Arc de Triomf in Barcelona, goes this guy on his skateboard, isolated from the real world by his high-tech headphones. I like the gentle pose and his detached attitude.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Begging in the Streets of Barcelona

Beggar in Barcelona
Not everything is beautiful architecture, and hedonism in Barcelona. Maybe you looked the other way and you pretended not to see it but the problem is there and always comes back like a boomerang. We had precariousness before and we will have more and more every time. Democracy is a great idea but capitalism is not democracy. The power of the people does not have to be concentrated in the hands of a few, a few that wouldn't care less about precariousness. Yes, we have parliament, we have a voting system, we approve or disapprove, we raise or lower the thumb but too often we are just the mob in the coliseum. There are still too many emperors out there pulling the strings in the dark, feeding the lions with slaves, the needed people.